The all-electric, high-performance Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION SUV Concept will enjoy its European premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION Concept is a technical prototype to illustrate the strategic direction of a renewed Mitsubishi Motors brand. It incorporates the strengths of SUV, EV, and new systems for a connected mobility customer experience.
The Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION Concept uses high-torque, high-performance electric motors, fed by a high-capacity battery system, to deliver the performance that distinguishes EVs from ICE-powered vehicles. The drive battery is located under the floor mid-ship of the vehicle, providing a low centre of gravity for driving stability.
The triple motor 4WD system employs a single motor to drive the front wheels, complemented by a new Dual Motor Active Yaw Control (AYC) system that couples two rear motors through an electronically controlled torque-vectoring AYC) unit. All of this is integrated into Mitsubishi’s unique Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) vehicle dynamic control system, resulting in cornering performance and traction performance being improved.
The brain of the Mitsubishi e-EVOLUTION Concept is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that augments the driver’s capabilities. An array of sensors allows the AI system to instantly read changes in road and traffic conditions, as well as the driver’s intent. Coordinating driver intent with vehicle performance, the system supports drivers of all abilities. A special coaching function allows the AI system to transfer knowledge to the driver, and to unobtrusively enhance the driving expertise. After building a picture of the driver’s skill level, the system constructs a training programme that provides advice through voice dialogue and a large dashboard display.